Jocelyn has a background in environmental microbiology, holding a M.Sc. from the University of Manitoba where her research focused on bacterial mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions through the use of alternative landfill covers. She is passionate about minimizing anthropogenic impacts on our environment, and additionally has several years of experience researching topics in bacterial bioplastic production, as well as the microbial ecology of Lake Winnipeg, one of Canada’s largest lakes.

Jocelyn was born and raised in Treaty One Territory, the homeland of her Métis nation, and strives to preserve the beauty these lands and waters have to offer through both scientific research and community involvement. She has been involved with the Manitoba Energy Justice Coalition where she helped organize events, fundraise, and increase awareness of climate justice issues, often in solidarity with Indigenous communities. She is currently employed as a research technician with the Government of Canada. Her passion for the environment and her connection to the land finds her outside as much as she can, often rock climbing, paddling, skiing, or hiking with her dogs.